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Dr. William Thorell, MD

Neurosurgery ·  Male · Age 48

Dr. Thorell

Dr. William Thorell, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Omaha, NE and has been practicing for 15 years. He graduated from University Of Nebraska / College Of Medicine in 1996 and specializes in neurosurgery, cerebrovascular neurosurgery, and more.


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(402) 559-8600

Dr. Thorell accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Choice Plus POS II
AvMed
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Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Cigna
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Coventry Health Care
Group Plan PPO
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Medicaid
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
Principal Financial Group
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Options PPO
Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield
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Dr. Thorell's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Brain Aneurysm
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Thorell treats Brain Aneurysm more than 88% of his peers

Dr. Thorell treats this condition more than 88% of his peers

Broken Neck
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high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Thorell treats Broken Neck more than 89% of his peers

Dr. Thorell treats this condition more than 89% of his peers

Cerebrovascular Disease
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high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Thorell treats Cerebrovascular Disease more than 88% of his peers

Dr. Thorell treats this condition more than 88% of his peers

Dr. Thorell's conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Aneurysm
  • Aneurysm Embolization
  • Angiography
  • Angioplasty
  • Angioplasty With Stent Placement
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM) Brain
  • Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM) Spine
  • Balloon Angioplasty
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Biopsy
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain Surgery
  • Brain Tumor
  • Brain Tumor Surgery
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Carotid Artery Stenosis
  • Carotid Artery Stent Placement
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Cervical Microdiscectomy
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari Malformation Type 1
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Craniotomy
  • Decompression Surgery
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Degenerative Spondylolisthesis
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Ear Disorders
  • Embolization of Arteriovenous Malformation
  • Embolization of Tumor
  • Epidural Lysis of Adhesions (LOA)
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Intracranial Angioplasty With Stent Placement
  • Intracranial Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM) Repair
  • Intracranial Vessel Angioplasty and Stenting
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Laminectomy
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Lumbar Microdiscectomy
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Microdiscectomy
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurostimulation
  • Neurosurgical Procedures
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pinched Nerve in Back
  • Pituitary Gland Tumor Excision
  • Pituitary Surgery
  • Pituitary Tumor
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rasmussen's Syndrome
  • Repair Intracranial Aneurysm
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Discectomy
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spine Surgery
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stent-Assisted Carotid Angioplasty
  • Stenting, Intracranial Vessels
  • Stereotactic Neurosurgery
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Spinal or Cranial
  • Stereotactic Surgery
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vascular Transcatheter Embolization
  • Vertebral Artery Dissection
  • Wada Test

About Me

Biography

"Dr. William Thorell is an Associate Professor of Neurosurgery at the University of Nebraska Medical Center and the Medical Director of the Cerebrovascular Surgery Program at Nebraska Medicine. He is board certified in neurological surgery by The American Board of Neurological Surgery. His expertise combines two disciplines, namely neurosurgery and interventional neuroradiology."

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery
  • Cerebrovascular Neurosurgery
  • Endovascular Neurosurgery
  • Interventional Neuroradiology

Education

2004
Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Fellowship Hospital
2002
University Of Nebraska / College Of Medicine
Residency Hospital
1997
University Of Nebraska / College Of Medicine
Internship Hospital
1996
University Of Nebraska / College Of Medicine
Medical School
1992
University Of Nebraska-Lincoln
Undergraduate School
2004
2002
1997
1996
1992

Dr. Thorell's Reviews

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4.4

Based on 14 reviews

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Explained things very throughly for my family. We had lots of questions and he took the time to answer them openly about AVM and venous anomoly in the brain. Felt very taken care of and could tell I was in great care.
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Horribly bedside manner!!! Cried in the parking garage after my appt with him!!!!
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Dr. Thorell, for being a neurosurgeon is probably the most down to earth physician I've had. I'm an RN at the hospital he works at & have been a patient of his for several years now, being seen for chiari malformation and spinal stenosis. I have yet to have surgery, but am completely confident that if the need arises I am in excellent hands. From the moment my husband & I met him, we were impressed with his bedside manner...he cares! And I feel like I'm always getting an honest opinion.
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I absolutely loved Dr Thorell. He is a very intelligent physician but talks to you on a patient's level. He performed my pituitary surgery and gave me my life back! I will forever be indebted to him.
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He is very friendly and speaks on the patient's level. He puts you at ease immediately
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